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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
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This week we have a harvest festival, Dora the Explorer, a pumpkin patch, free crafts and eraser making. Check it all out below:
Eraser Making Clay Class
Where/When: Seaford Public Library; Friday, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Let the kids relax after a long week with this fun arts and crafts class at the Seaford Library. Children will get to mold, stamp and make a pattern on a piece of clay, which will then be baked and turned into their very own eraser! A fantastic event for those little ones who love to use their hands.
Pricing: Free, call (516) 221-1334 for more information.
Hicks Harvest Celebration
Where/When: Hicks Nurseries (100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury); Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m.
Why Go: Take the whole family down to this exciting harvest festival. There will be activities for everyone, including hayrides, live farm animals, homemade candy apples, cider, roasted corn, fudge tasting, a pumpkin weigh off and much, much more. Get the little ones into the fall spirit while enjoying the crisp temperatures outdoors.
Kids Character Appearance: Dora
Where/When: Bellmore Memorial Library; Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: If you have a child that loves the Nick star Dora the Explorer, then this program is for them! Dora will be at the library live in person to greet children. The perfect way to spend a Saturday morning - this will definitely leave your youngsters satisfied!
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Please call (516) 785-2990 for additional information.
Where/When: Unitarian Universalist Church in Garden City; Saturday, Oct. 1 starting at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Let the kids pick their very own pumpkin just in time for the fall season. There will be over 6,000 pumpkins available, so there will be something to suit everybody’s needs. Get the kids dressed in their cutest outfit and take some pictures while in the patch – they will be a keepsake for years to come!
Pricing: Free entry.
Free Crafts for Kids
Where/When: The Cupcake Corner in Garden City; Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Drop in with your little ones during the weekend and partake a free craft while parents enjoy a bite to eat. Crafts change weekly, but there is always something exciting and creative for the children to do. Get those creative juices flowing and let parents relax at this family friendly locale.
Pricing: Free craft.